Medium-term financial plans of Germany not include raising the defense spending to two percent of GDP. This is the representative of the German foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer said during his briefing, his words reports RIA Novosti.
It is also called "being realistic" in the issue of increasing military budgets. Earlier, on 19 March, the Minister of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen responded to the words of the President of the United States Donald trump: he said that Berlin owes NATO a huge amount of money. "NATO has no delinquent accounts," said von der Leyen. According to her, the financial contribution to peacekeeping missions, the fight against "Islamic state" (banned in the Russian organization), which is not part of the mandate of the Alliance, and a variety of humanitarian programs is also available on this item.
18 Mar trump commented on the talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that the meeting was fine. At the same time the head of state noted that the Berlin allegedly owed to NATO and the United States. According to him, the need to pay for "powerful and very expensive defense that we provide in Germany." Meeting trump and Merkel took place on Friday, March 17, in the framework of the visit of the Chancellor.3.*
Two fighter Typhoon Royal air force were scrambled to intercept Russian planes that allegedly approached the airspace of the United Kingdom. According to the Daily Mail, the incident occurred in Scotland. The fighters were up from a military base in Lossiemouth.
Russian Maria Laecken (Kuchina) prevailed over the rivals in the sector to jump stage of the Diamond League in Eugene (USA). Champion of the world 2015, speaking under a neutral flag, in her best attempt to overcome a mark of 2.03 meters.
"Barcelona" defeated "Alaves" in the final of the Spanish Cup. The meeting was held at the stadium "Vicente calderón" in Madrid and ended with the victory of the Catalans with a score of 3:1. The blue-pomegranate Lionel Messi, Neymar and Paco alcácer. The only goal "alavesa" scored Theo Bernard françois.
The media learned of the decision of the US Navy to send to the coast of the DPRK, the aircraft carrier "Nimitz" (USS Nimitz), to increase the pressure on Pyongyang. The ship will join the already located in that area, "Ronald Reagan" and "Carl Vinson", increasing the striking force to a record level.